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Accident: 660050 - Employee Breaks Arm And A Leg In Fall From Roof

Accident: 660050 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 05/15/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10145105205/15/19871761Old Timers Slate Roofing Company, Incorporated
Employee #1, a foreman, was installing new copper on the hip of a slate roof. To reach the last two nails on the roof, he tied a 5/8 in. nylon rope around the chimney and around his waist, then walked the pitched roof to the nails and hammered them in. While he was walking back, the knot around the chimney became untied and he slid down the roof and fell to the ground. Employee #1 sustained a broken arm and leg.
Keywords: fracture, roof, rope, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, tie-off, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101451052 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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